The Death Spiral

Early in my career I worked for a major computer company. Before we were unleashed on the world, we had to go through the typical technical and sales presentation training. Regardless, if you were prepared or not, you had to give your presentation to the instructor and your peers at … Continue reading

Who is Your Satellite (Mentor)?

“We all have mentors. They recognize the talent we don’t see under our own noses.” Jason Hewlett – Entertainer According to Wikipedia, there are three types of satellites:     Natural Satellites – also called moons    Artificial Satellites – objects intentionally launched into orbit, such as communications and weather satellite Another Type … Continue reading

How to Start

I am often asked, “How did you start your business?” “How did you shift from corporate America to entrepreneurship?” “How did you make that leap?” One of my favorite blog posts on this subject is by Leo Babuta of Zen Habits. Enjoy – ET How to Start “There are two … Continue reading

The Six Stories That Presenters Need to Know How to Tell: An Interview with Christie Ward, CSP

This week, I am honored to present an interview with nationally acclaimed leadership and communication expert, Christie Ward, Leadership Facilitator and Principal of the Impact Institute™. Since founding The Impact Institute in 1999, Christie has focused on communication, leadership and team-building topics that result in more productive teams and effective … Continue reading